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Vlamingii Tang
(Naso vlamingii)
Vlamingii Tang
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Black, Blue, Purple, Tan
Diet Herbivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 2'
Origin Indonesia
Family Acanthuridae
Minimum Tank Size 360 gallons
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Overview

The Vlamingii Tang, also known as the Vlaming's Unicornfish, or Bignose Unicornfish, has a brown to purple body color when an adult. In the juvenile, The color graduates from lighter, dorsaly, to darker, ventrally. It has vertical markings on the body and blue highlights. The dorsal fin, anal fin, tail, and face are all sparingly detailed in a brilliant bright blue.

A 360 gallon or larger aquarium is necessary to provide plenty of swimming room and places to hide. The aquarium should have a tight-fitting lid to prevent the fish from jumping out to escape. It is aggressive toward other Tangs, but peaceful with other fish, and will not harm sessile invertebrates within the reef aquarium.

Although Tangs will eat meaty foods along with the other fish in the aquarium, it is important that they are offered plenty of marine based seaweed and algae. This will strengthen their immune system, reduce aggression and improve their overall health. Offer dried seaweed tied to a rock or use a veggie clip, and feed at least 3 times per week. Sea Veggies, Seaweed Salad and Ocean Nutrition are all ideal products and are very easy to use.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2" to 2-1/4"; Medium: 2-1/4" to 4-1/4"; Large: 4-1/4" to 6-1/4"

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Customer Testimonials

Nick P Utica , NY
What an awesome fish! He gets along with everybody in my semi agressive tank, and he's SO hardy! As far as tangs go, this guy's like a damselfish!he really likes to eat green seaweed out of my fingers. He even likes mysis AND bits of silversides! The only downside is that he gets huge. Make sure you'll be able to support this magnificent fish.
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